WINTER SOLSTICE, STONEHENGE AND CLEVER PEOPLE…….DECEMBER 2016
Experiencing the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge a few months ago was a real treat, so I thought why not see what the Winter Solstice is all about.
The weather forecast was not great, but my son was keen to go, the others were not so keen! Daniel’s opinion was that, if we didn’t see the sunrise, it wouldn’t matter as it was more about the experience.
I couldn’t have agreed more……. so at 4am on a cold rainy morning we set off for Wiltshire.
Arriving at the new visitor centre at about 6am, we joined a few thousand people for the mile walk down to the stones. By now it was really raining, but the atmosphere was tremendous and it stopped raining once we were let onto the site.
There was lots of banging of drums and various druids vying for attention in the circle.
I noticed a druid dancing around a small mound on the outside of the circle, so we went to see what was happening…….and we joined in.
Kevin was a very nice druid and talked about peace and love and everyone getting on together and then he pointed to a great cloud on the horizon, where the sun should have been rising…….
He was in fact very gentle and before we left I gave him a hug and thanked him. Peace maaaaaan!
I like taking pictures of clever people and I get to take photographs for various University prospectus, so meet lots of clever ‘kids’. They possess such energy and vitality so it is always a pleasure to do.
And then my good friend Cat Sims has started up a new venture called Hustle & Fox, so I took a few portraits of her and her partner Gail.
If you are ever in need of most excellent PR, they are your people!
LLAMA’S, FLUFFY CATS, HANDSOME DOGS AND TATLER MAGAZINE…….NOVEMBER 2015
So, November came and went pretty quick. (Especially when you are writing this in March…)
Those beautiful people at Tatler magazine called up and asked if I would like to take some photographs of animals ‘wearing’ jewellery……
You may remember I had already taken portraits of ‘posh pigeons’ wearing very expensive jewellery for them, so they knew that animals wearing very expensive jewellery, was right up my street!
So, I found myself at Shoreditch studios with a Llama being herded through the door, a fluffy cat being primped and preened, a very handsome Viszla dog (via Adam from the household cavalry) and a very proud rabbit that looked like a hare!
It was a fun days shoot, but unfortunately all came to naught when it turned out another magazine had the same idea and beat us to the post……the swine……